Wikipedia:Requests for page protection

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Requests for page protection

This page is for requesting that a page, file or template be fully protected, create protected (salted), semi-protected, added to pending changes, move-protected, template protected (template-specific), upload protected (file-specific), or unprotected. Please read up on the protection policy. Full protection is used to stop edit warring between multiple users or to prevent vandalism to high-risk templates, semi-protection and pending changes are usually used only to prevent IP and new user vandalism (see the rough guide to semi-protection), and move protection is used to stop pagemove revert wars.

After a page has been protected, the protection is listed in the page history and logs with a short description indicating why it was protected, and the article is listed on Special:Protectedpages. Further discussion should take place on the Talk page of the article. In the case of full protection due to edit warring, admins do not revert to specific versions of the page, except to get rid of obvious vandalism.


If you would like to request a page to be protected or unprotected, please follow the following steps:

  1. If you are requesting unprotection, you must ask the protecting administrator first for unprotection. If the admin is unable to respond and/or lower protection then you can list your request on this page.
  2. Add a level 3 header (i.e. === [[Example title]] ===) with the namespace if not an article. Place your request at the bottom of either the protection or unprotection list, depending on the nature of your request, and place the pagelinks template below the header in the form of * {{pagelinks|Example title}}. Please make sure you have spelled the name of the article properly; a common error stems from mistaken requests for the protection of redirects, particularly capitalised ones.
  3. If you are requesting protection, write the type of request (full protection, semi-protection, pending changes, move protection) and a brief reason for your request below your header.
  4. Please do not add arbitrary requests for a protection expiry time to your request, or request indefinite protection arbitrarily.
    • If there is a reason for a page to be protected for a certain amount of time, such as protecting a user talk page until the user is unblocked, please make this clear.
    • If you are requesting indefinite semi-protection or pending changes, be aware that it is only applied to articles with endemic and endless vandalism problems which multiple increasing periods of temporary semi-protection or pending changes have failed to stop.
    • Note that different expiry times can be set for edit and move-protections, so an article can, for example, be semi-edit-protected for a week and full-move-protected indefinitely.
  5. Sign your request with four tildes ~~~~ and save.
  • Note: this is not a venue for continuing an argument from elsewhere nor starting a new discussion regarding content. If a request contains excessive arguing, is being used for edit-warring or content disputes, contains personal attacks or uncivil comments or any other unrelated discussion, it will be removed from this page.
For single page requests
=== [[Example Article Name]] ===
* {{pagelinks|Example Article Name}}
'''Semi-protection:''' High level of IP vandalism. ~~~~
=== [[Template:Example Template Name]] ===
* {{pagelinks|Template:Example Template Name}}
'''Unprotection:''' From full protection to template editor protection. ~~~~
For multiple page requests with the same criteria
=== Short descriptive header ===
* {{pagelinks|Wikipedia:Example Page Name 1}}
* {{pagelinks|Wikipedia:Example Page Name 2}}
'''Temporary semi-protection:''' High level of IP vandalism. ~~~~
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Administrator instructions

Current requests for increase in protection level[edit]

Place requests for new or upgrading pending changes, semi-protection, full protection, move protection, create protection, template editor protection, or upload protection at the BOTTOM of this section. Check the rolling archive of fulfilled and denied requests or, failing that, the page history if you cannot find your request. Only recently answered requests are still listed here.

Alfa Romeo Giulia (952)[edit]

Indefinite full protection: Content dispute/edit warring – User Typ932 has instigated an edit war as per Talk Page (which refers to dispute escalated to Project page), without basis or logic and disregard for Talk page discussions and edit war warning to Typ932 on his Talk page. My changes have been done to enhance or update content and restore the integrity of the article also by removing any ambiguity (in particular, by adding or revising appropriate and reliable references, as needed). CtrlXctrlV (talk) 04:42, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Pictogram voting move light green.png Consider the edit warring noticeboard – This is a case of possible edit-warring by one or two users. CtrlXctrlV, both you and Typ932 need to stop edit warring. NeilN talk to me 07:27, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Kylie Jenner[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – Too much IP disruption and one libel edit, one vandalism and one unsourced. . Angry Bald English Villian Man Chat 08:48, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: One or more pages in this request appear to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 12:35, 26 November 2015 (UTC)
Already protected by Lectonar. GedUK  13:04, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Grace Poe[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: High level of IP vandalism. Shhhhwwww!! (talk) 09:12, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 week. After 1 week the page will be automatically unprotected. Too soon to go indef, this is the first protection. GedUK  13:05, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Thomas John Barnardo[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent long term vandalism by multiple accounts. 2601:188:0:ABE6:65F5:930C:B0B2:CD63 (talk) 09:50, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 week. After 1 week the page will be automatically unprotected. GedUK  13:08, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Reference desk/Miscellaneous[edit]

Temporary semi for a week or so, to fend off recurring trolls for a week or so. And while you're at it, protect the other ref desk pages likewise. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 11:47, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Comment: The "Black Brutality" vandal seems to have stopped for the moment (although he may be back this afternoon), and we seemed to manage him manually this morning with no serious problems (although it makes the page history a bit messy). That being said, I can see the case for locking down the Misc desk for a longer period. However, there hasn't been any similar vandalism on the other desks recently, and I don't think we need to lock them. Tevildo (talk) 12:56, 26 November 2015 (UTC)
Semi-protected for a period of 3 days. After 3 days the page will be automatically unprotected. GedUK  13:11, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Emily Davison[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – From different IPs vandalism. Dat GuyWiki (talk) 12:16, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 day. After 1 day the page will be automatically unprotected. Feels like a drive by GedUK  13:14, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

María Cristina Gómez[edit]

Indefinite pending changes: This page doesn't have much edit history, but for some reason maximum IP edits were reverted, though all edits were not made recently. The Avengers (talk) 12:27, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. GedUK  13:16, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

The Lord of the Rings[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Disruptive Ip increased recently. popular article. The Avengers (talk) 12:31, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 week. After 1 week the page will be automatically unprotected. GedUK  13:18, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Qed237 (talk) 12:32, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. GedUK  13:19, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Current requests for reduction in protection level[edit]

Please post requests in this section for removing or reducing the protection level of a page if the protecting admin is inactive or you have already asked them.
  • To find out the username of the admin who protected the page click on "View history" at the top of the page, then click on "View logs for this page" which is under the title of the page. The protecting admin is the username in blue before the words "protected", "changed protection level" or "pending changes". If there are a number of entries on the log page, you might find it easier to select "Protection log" or "Pending changes log" from the dropdown menu in the blue box.
  • Requests to downgrade full protection to template protection on templates and modules can be directed straight here; you do not need to ask the protecting admin first.
  • Requests for removing create protection on redlinked articles are generally assisted by having a draft version of the intended article prepared beforehand.
  • If you want to make spelling corrections or add uncontroversial information to a protected page please add {{Edit protected}} to the article's talk page, along with an explanation of what you want to add to the page. If the talk page is protected please use the section below.

Check here if you cannot find your request. Only recently answered requests are still listed here.

Current requests for edits to a protected page[edit]

Further information: Wikipedia:Edit requests
Ideally, requests should be made on the article talk page rather than here.


Unprotection: This template does no longer seem to be widely used - less than 250 transclusions to be counted, thus rendering the full protection redundant. . Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 16:16, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

Quadell is the protecting admin. He seems to be sporadically active. I'd suggest leaving him a message, just in case. Samsara 16:34, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
Declined, If you don't get an answer from @Quadell:, relist or let me know and I'll sort it. GedUK  13:30, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Akhtar Raza Khan[edit]

Akhtar Raza Khan (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) Unprotection: The title is protected from creation.I have made a draft (Draft:Akhtar Raza Khan).I talked with the protecting admin but he is not in the mood of requesting my request.He even deleted talk page of the title where I had placed 'Edit protected' templete.

Morever my draft is rejected several time from review.I am trying since 4 months.I think there is some hidden agenda.You can see the talk page of the draft.

You may unprotect and then the newly created article could be taged semi-protected for saving it from copyright violationEjaz92 (talk) 11:22, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Declined, This version of the draft hasn't been accepted or rejected, moving it to the mainspace at this point seems a bit premature. GedUK  13:22, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Fulfilled/denied requests[edit]

A rolling archive of the last seven days of protection requests can be found at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection/Rolling archive.